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Adler & Gibb (Tim Crouch / Royal Court Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016

Adler & Gibb Ed2016

What makes a person? The memory that loved ones maintain? The testimony left in letters? The corpse buried in an unmarked grave? The image held by the public? Their art? Most importantly, who has a right to that identity? ‘Adler & Gibb’ asks these questions while bombarding the foundations of theatre and art. Highly theatrical and surprisingly gripping, the piece challenges the audience with its exploration of form and its visceral content. It is the story of Janet Adler, a famous artist who died mysteriously, and an actress who breaks into the artist’s house hoping to unearth her past for an acting role. With a powerful script, compelling structure and knockout performances, ‘Adler & Gibb’ will not leave you indifferent.

Summerhall, until Aug 27.
tw rating 5/5 | [Aida Rocci]